Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lemon Brownies

When someone mentions Pizza, pepperoni probably comes to mind.  When someone mentions freakishly big lips, Angelina Jolie probably comes to mind.  When someone mentions stinky- cheese, skunk, musk ox, or cabbage might come to mind.  When someone mentions brownies, deep, chocolatey, gooeyness comes to mind.  Until now... This is mind-blowing people!  Lemon brownies!  I love a good chocolate brownie. However, I also love delicious lemon dessert.  Well, meet the best of both worlds!  A lemon brownie!  This tastes like a lemon bar but has the consistency of a brownie.  I loved it.  I loved it so much that I want to put an exclamation point at the end of every sentence, but I have an issue with overuse of exclamations points.  !!!  

I know these are not your typical brownie since they are lemon, but you've got to try them.  You can even call them yellowies, if you'd like.  Wocka wocka!
 Lemon Brownies

1 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 c sugar
1/2 t salt
10 T butter, melted and slightly cool
3 large eggs
1 can sweetened condensed
1/2 t vanilla
2 T fresh lemon juice
1 t lemon zest

1 c powdered sugar
3 T fresh lemon juice
1 t packed lemon zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the melted butter, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

Add the flour mixture to this and whisk until combined.

Pour into a greased 9x13 pan.  Bake for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean.  I baked mine for 33 minutes.

Let the bars cool slightly.

Combine the glaze ingredients until well combined.  Pour over the brownies and cool.

As I'm blogging this, I'm shedding a tiny tear because I took almost the whole pan to my office.  Oh, lemon brownie, how I miss you already!  


  1. Ahhhh...lemon! Can't wait to try this!

  2. This might literally be the best thing I've ever tasted! I could eat the whole plate mom brought home and not even feel sorry for leaving none for everyone else.